Up until recently, most companies utilizing business intelligence (BI) software experienced a divide between non-IT employees and stored data. Data was considered the realm of IT experts and data specialists—and therefore it was the responsibility of these teams to run queries and generate reports on behalf of everyone in the company. As you can imagine, this inevitably led to reporting backlogs and more opportunities for miscommunications between teams.
But advances in BI technology have rendered this highly siloed approach all but obsolete. Today, the average non-technical employee can do much, much more with data. Here are a few examples.
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